THE COLORADO SESSIONS - EP

WEATHERVANE
(Jeff Anderson, Frank Maroney, Olivia Rudeen)

The devil must have known you can’t plow dust
So it’s the city of angels or bust for us
Chasing young love like a new gold rush (Oh, oh)

I heard there’s more work than dirt out west
Daddy wishes we’d wait but we know best
We’ll go clothesline shopping for a wedding dress (Oh, oh)

Oooh follow the weathervane
Oooh chasing a drop of rain
And jumping trains

It’s a long straight shot to San Joaquin
Where opportunity grows on the tangerine trees
And there’s no waiting line for the American Dream (Oh, oh)

Under that Kings County sun we can say I do
With a preacher on a peach crate pulpit and you
Kissing me all the way to a Golden Gate honey moon (Oh, oh)

Oooh follow the weathervane
Oooh chasing a drop of rain
And jumping trains

We’ll scrimp and save for our own patch of shade
Somewhere tucked away, sipping winter lemonade
A place where paradise is just a stop on a railway line
Let’s go tonight, let’s go tonight, let’s go tonight

Oooh follow the weathervane
Oooh chasing a drop of rain
Oooh follow the weathervane
Oooh chasing a drop of rain
And jumping trains

 

AWAY
(Olivia Rudeen)

I had a cross on my forehead
Drawn in ash like pencil lead
And it was beautiful if only for an hour or two
Then it just washed away

I tied a ribbon to my bike
And it followed me around like a domesticated kite
And it was beautiful if only for a week or two
Then it just flew away

I’ve been searching for something permanent
A sign or semaphore that where it goes won’t be where it went
But it seems more than likely that most things never stay
They just go away, away

I had a gold streak in my hair
The simple kind of shine only a summer sun could put there
And it was beautiful if only for a month or two
Then it faded away

And I’ve been searching for something permanent
A sign or semaphore that where it goes won’t be where it went
But it seems more than likely that most things never stay
They just go away, away

We shared a city lullaby
Crooked brownstone steps and sleepy subway rides
And we were beautiful if only for a year or two
Then we just ran away

 So I’ve been searching for something permanent
A sign or semaphore that where it goes won’t be where it went
But it seems more than likely that most things never stay
They just go away, away

 

DEAR LOVE, (feat. Chris Webb)
(Chris Webb, Olivia Rudeen)

Dear love I belong to you
I’ve been writing you for years
But this growing distance forces me
To let go

You were my beginning
But time takes back the way we once we were young
This life is for the living dear

Love I’ll hold on to you
hear your voice across these fields
but this western wind is telling me
to let go

You were my beginning
But time takes back the way we once we were young
This life is for the living dear

You were my beginning
But time takes back the way we once we were young
This life is for the living dear

 

PRETTY IN EVERYTHING
(Travis Meadows, Olivia Rudeen)

You see flowers, I see weeds
You see wishes, I see seeds
You see what I’m gonna be
You see the pretty in everything

You see diamond, I see rough
You see all the shine in us
Sometimes I don’t see what you see in me
You see the pretty in everything

You see stories, I see scars
I see dark and you see stars
You see people for who they are
Not what others say they see
You see the pretty in everything

I see cold, you just see coats
You see fix and I see broke
You hear Loretta in the songs I sing
You hear the pretty in everything

You see stories, I see scars
I see dark and you see stars
You see people for who they are
Not what others say they see
You see the pretty in everything

I'm not there yet, but I’m gonna be
No I'm not there yet, but somehow you believe

You see the pretty in everything
You see the pretty in everything
You see the pretty in everything

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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